• Steve Day

Book - The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck



If it was not clear from the title this book is bursting with bad language and if that bothers you then you should leave this page now.

I think this is a fantastic book, if you can move past the language and hear what is being said then you will gain as much wisdom as you would from living with the Buddha, Aristotle, Confucius and master Yoda for a week.

The book can best speak for itself so here are just a tiny number of the quotes I wanted to use here,

"If you find yourself consistently giving too many fucks about trivial shit that bothers you—your ex-boyfriend’s new Facebook picture, how quickly the batteries die in the TV ~~ chances are you don’t have much going on in your life to give a legitimate fuck about."

"life itself is a form of suffering. The rich suffer because of their riches. The poor suffer because of their poverty. People without a family suffer because they have no family. People with a family suffer because of their family"

"We suffer for the simple reason that suffering is biologically useful. It is nature’s preferred agent for inspiring change."

"The ticket to emotional health, like that to physical health, comes from eating your veggies—that is, accepting the bland and mundane truths of life”

"If suffering is inevitable, if our problems in life are unavoidable, then the question we should be asking is not “How do I stop suffering?” but “Why am I suffering—for what purpose?”

"If you want to change how you see your problems, you have to change what you value and/or how you measure failure/success"

" We shouldn’t seek to find the ultimate “right” answer for ourselves, but rather, we should seek to chip away at the ways that we’re wrong today so that we can be a little less wrong tomorrow. When viewed from this perspective, personal growth can actually be quite scientific"

"The more we admit we do not know, the more opportunities we gain to learn."

"A lot of this fear of failure comes from having chosen shitty values. For instance, if I measure myself by the standard “Make everyone I meet like me,” I will be anxious, because failure is 100 percent defined by the actions of others"

"When our highest priority is to always make ourselves feel good, or to always make our partner feel good, then nobody ends up feeling good. And our relationship falls apart without our even knowing it."

This book can be found on Ebay, Amazon, it is in audio on Audible and you can even get it free from your local library.

As always enjoy reading or listening and the benefits you gain.

Steve D


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